My oldest son graduated from 8th grade last night. I did get a little tearyeyed not sure why. Maybe it was the nervous tension in the air. There were only 34 kids in the class and 8 of them are girls. He reported that the girls did not dance at the dance because their strapless dresses were not as secure as they would have liked. You might say "Strapless Dresses?" Yes the up doos and spiked heels were ruling the stage. In our community they make a big deal about grammar school graduation. I don't ever remember that growing up.